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Re-Opening the Arts

As in-person arts activity resumes but the threats and challenges of COVID-19 still loom large, how are arts organizations navigating the considerations around welcoming audiences back into their performance spaces?

This monthly webinar series will provide a community forum throughout the fall. We will hear from guest arts leaders who are tackling these challenges, then open the floor to create space for questions, conversations and success sharing.

What programming considerations are being made? What’s being communicated to audiences? What’s being done in venues to ensure safety? How do masks and vaccines impact plans and policies? How can we learn from each other as we navigate this shifting new reality?

The first free webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 2:30 MT.

For more information and to register, visit

Invited Guests
  • Sara Leishman, Executive Director of the Folk Festival Society of Calgary: Folk Fest put on outdoor, large-scale, live arts experiences this past summer. What were the most important lessons they took away from that experience?
  • Janet Bwititi, Director of Marketing & Sales at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: The CPO just kicked off their 2021-22 season with a socially distanced concert for frontline workers. How will that experience shape future performances this season?
  • Maya Choldin, Executive Director of Theatre Calgary: Theatre Calgary’s 2021/22 season kicks off in October, what programming and logistic considerations went into their planning to return to live theatre?